One-Pot Tomato Basil Spinach Pasta

March 21, 2015

“It is never too late to take an inventory of your life and change the things that no longer serve you” Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh recommends: “Sit down and take an inventory of your life. If there are things you have been hanging…

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Twice Baked Stuffed Sweet Potato with Cashew Sour Cream

October 20, 2014

A sweet potato is one of the easiest, inexpensive, and most satisfying foods you can eat. Did you know a sweet potato has 1000 times more vitamin A than a white potato? Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, reproduction, and helps all your organs work properly. The pack a wallop of health benefits…

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Vietnamese Vegan Pho Noodle Soup

June 7, 2014

Noodle houses are all the rage here in Los Angeles because who doesn’t love noodles? My personal favorite is Vietnamese style noodle soup, but it is very difficult to find vegan pho. A traditional pho consists of noodles in a light sweet broth usually accompanied by basil, lime and chili. You can judge how good a…

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Brown Rice and Beans with Ginger Lime Chile Salsa

March 13, 2014

Here is a bargain meal of brown rice and beans with ginger lime chile salsa that is high in protein and delicious. You can have this with or without the salsa but it really livens it up. I also enjoy this dish with a ginger, sesame, garlic and soy dressing. However you eat it, have…

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Roasted Broccoli & Pumpkin Seeds Over Brown Rice

February 21, 2014

Roasted Broccoli & Pumpkin Seeds Over Brown Rice If you love broccoli, you will love this easy plant-based recipe. If you are not a broccoli fan, you may even like this dish.  What I found out is roasted broccoli tastes very different than steamed or sautéed broccoli. It becomes caramelized and full of complex flavors.…

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Gluten-Free Chili with Quinoa, Black Beans & Corn

January 12, 2014

Before I share this gluten-free chili recipe, I have a question. Did you know that nearly half of the U.S. population is now open to eating a meatless meal between some and all of the time? Wow, we have come a long way. And for you newbies, always remember becoming vegan doesn’t happen overnight. Take…

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Cauliflower Buffalo Wings & How To Improve Your Health

December 8, 2013

“If all you can do is crawl, start crawling” – Rumi I always say the only way you can change your life is to create new actions.  New actions lead to new opportunities. A fresh era is only 24 days away and a possible beacon for change.  If you think of this new year as…

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